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Craftsman Pro Series 3-Stage Issue

I have a new Craftsman Pro Series Model 247.888740. On my first use yesterday, I picked up a small log in my neighbors driveway and it tore 2 of the shear pins off; no problem with those, I took care of that.

When engaging the auger, there is a metal banging sound coming from behind the augers. Upon inspection, it appears to me that the shaft behind the augers is loose (I can slide it back and forth slightly, enough to feel the washer on the back side). Any ideas or help on tightening this?

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As fast as that impeller shaft spins it's hard to think of it making a "banging" noise. I think of banging as a distinct hit, metal to metal but the third stage auger, impeller and drive pulley on the other side all are attached to that shaft and all spin so fast if they were hitting it would be more like a scraping sound (to me).

Not to fix it but can you wrap some string or a tie wrap in the space at that washer to see if it's the play in the shaft shifting forward and backward causing your noise ??

Any chance you can post a video of the noise ??

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Any chance you can post a video of the noise ??
Great idea. Here you go.


I should also note that there are no scrap marks anywhere on the new black and yellow paint which would make bent sheet metal or something stand out.
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can you get a good view of the big auger/impeller pulley by just removing the belt cover ? since there are no marks around the impellers , the noise could be coming from behind. you may even have to split the bucket from the tractor to have a good look.

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I'd pull the shear pinns from the third stage so they spin freely and spin each by hand and see if you hear anything. Then try it with the pins out running and see if the noise is different.

Process of elimination.

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I would take it to sears and have them fix it and I would not tell them that you hit some. Then next year sell it and buy a toro or ariens

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I'd pull the shear pinns from the third stage so they spin freely and spin each by hand and see if you hear anything. Then try it with the pins out running and see if the noise is different.

Process of elimination.
Same exact sound with the 3rd stage pins in and out. The more I looked at it, I think the play in the shaft behind the 3rd stage is normal. I have an email out waiting to hear back if a brand new model has the same play.

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Are you sure there isn't a bent impeller fin in there somewhere ?? That noise to me is more a scraping noise but it's metal hitting metal and you can see the housing vibrating.

Did the log make it to the impeller or just jam the third stage auger ??

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Same exact sound with the 3rd stage pins in and out. The more I looked at it, I think the play in the shaft behind the 3rd stage is normal. I have an email out waiting to hear back if a brand new model has the same play.



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As fast as that impeller shaft spins it's hard to think of it making a "banging" noise. I think of banging as a distinct hit, metal to metal but the third stage auger, impeller and drive pulley on the other side all are attached to that shaft and all spin so fast if they were hitting it would be more like a scraping sound (to me).

Not to fix it but can you wrap some string or a tie wrap in the space at that washer to see if it's the play in the shaft shifting forward and backward causing your noise ??

Any chance you can post a video of the noise ??
Any possibility that a chunk of the wood is still in there someplace?

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